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Summer School 2015 enrolments to open on Monday

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Thursday 4 September 2014 10:12am

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Enrolment commences for the University of Otago Summer School 2015 on Monday 8 September.

Summer School and Continuing Education Director Dr Elaine Webster says there is a lot to look forward to with this year’s summer offerings.

“It’s a great selection of papers this year. We have several new papers, some returning after an absence, and many that have proved popular for several years running. We are thrilled that a number of distinguished visitors will be teaching into the programme as well this year.”

A total of 68 papers will be available for Summer School 2015 – a modest increase over last year.

Now in its 15th year, Summer School is a well-established part of the University’s year, engaging local, national and international students. With its six-week intensive format, small classes, and quieter study environment, Summer School provides a unique opportunity for high quality, research-informed teaching and learning.

Summer School runs from 5 January to 13 February 2015. Further information and registration is available at the Summer School website.

Featured new papers for Summer School 2015

MUSI260 David Bowie

Taught by Dr Ian Chapman, Dr Jonathan Marshall, Dr Margot Barton, and Alison Cumming

A study of one of the most important figures in the history of popular music from multiple perspectives including music, gender, performance and fashion.

POLS231 Surveillance, Accountability, and the Role of NZ Intelligence and Security Agencies

Taught by Dr David Burke, University of Cambridge

Are security and intelligence agencies necessary for NZ and are they sufficiently accountable in legal and political terms to be compatible with NZ’s democratic traditions? This course examines the history of security and intelligence in NZ from the Māori wars to the present day.

HIST230 Moving Stories: Migration in Twentieth Century New Zealand

Taught by Jane McCabe

New Zealand society has been made and remade by migration. This course examines the changing place of migration in NZ history built around analysis of migrant stories in the twentieth century.

PHSE 437/559 Dance Ethnography

Taught by Ali East

This paper is an exploration of dance as an artistic, social and religious activity within another culture, in this case Assam, India. This paper involves 20 days of ethnographic fieldwork in India.

ANTH209 Anthropology of Crime

Taught by Prof Paul Voninski, New York

This paper reviews the inter-relatedness of biological, prehistoric, behavioural, and cultural examples of human criminal behaviour over time. This paper explores human violence five million years in the making, and the application and uses of forensic anthropology and archaeology in understanding death and crime.

For more information, contact

Dr Elaine Webster
Summer School and Continuing Education Director
University of Otago

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